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Take Advantage of ALL TA Office Hours for your Course

  • Many lower division lectures are very large, and so have many graduate student teaching assistants assigned to the course. Students can usually go to multiple TA office hours, not just their own, and the graduate students usually don't care and even don't know if you're in their section. Granted, some graduate students are terrible at teaching, or don't care at all about helping students, but usually there is at least one helpful graduate student TA in every lower division course.

ONDAS Student Center

  • STEM Chemistry Learning Communities
  • Math Learning Communities
  • Peer-Tutoring Office Hours
  • ALEKS&Me - Join ONDAS and your UCSB Chemistry Professors for ALEKS Satellite Office Hour sessions for STEM and non-stem majors. Your very own instructors will be on-hand and available to support students with ALEKS learning objectives of this intelligent tutorial system and be available to assist students with Q&A where students can gain the confidence and support they need to succeed.

CLAS Academic Skills

  • Workshops help students sharpen their academic skills and learn new study strategies. Check the general workshop schedule and sign up on MyCLAS.

  • Consultations are individual appointments with an academic skills specialist. They can focus on specific issues like study habits but can also address more general topics, such as how to be successful at UCSB. Check the consultation schedule and sign up on MyCLAS.

  • GRE Prep provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the exam, from what it is to how to prepare for the various parts. Check the GRE Workshop Schedule and sign up on MyCLAS.

Language Tutors

  • CLAS Foreign Language Drop-In tutorials are available for Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. Check the Foreign Language Drop-In schedule.
  • CLAS ESL Specialist Appointments offer students individual assistance with written communication in English. Check the ESL Specialist Appointment schedule and sign up on MyCLAS. Students seeking drop-in assistance are welcome to meet with a drop-in writing tutor.

English Tutors

  • CLAS Writing Appointments: During the academic year, students can sign up for an individual writing appointment on MyCLAS. The Writing Lab helps UCSB students in all disciplines with writing assignments during any stage of the writing process.
  • CLAS Writing Drop-In: Individual writing tutorials are available on a drop-in or by-appointment basis in SRB 3231. Appointments are available on a first come, first served basis; see the Writing Drop-In schedule for details.
  • Creative Writing Workshops help students hone their craft and explore all aspects of creative writing. Check the Creative Writing Workshop schedule and sign up on MyCLAS.

Math Tutors

  • UCSB Department of Mathematics: "Students looking for math tutoring can send a request to [email protected]. The math department will email their listserv which includes math grads and undergraduates. Interested tutors would then contact the student directly."
  • The Math Lab is a room staffed by math graduate students devoted to assisting undergraduate students with their lower division math homework. The Math Lab is located on the first floor of South Hall(SH 1607). It is staffed from 12-5, M-F by math graduate students. Help is offered on a question-by-question basis, there are no lectures or pre-determined topics. You are welcome anytime, including your TA's hours. It is worth noting that the math lab tutors are limited to helping with lower division math classes only, though upper division math students are welcome to use the space for personal study or group work.
  • CLAS Math-Science Drop-In Center: Student Resource Building, Room 3263. Covers Math 3A,3B,4A,4B,6A,6B,34A,34B.

Stats Tutors

Economics Tutors

  • UCSB Department of Economics: "The Department of Economics offers tutoring services to undergraduates taking courses such as Econ 1, 2, 10A, 101, 140A-B, PStat 109 and a variety of upper-division electives. Students need to contact the tutors themselves and realize this is a private transaction. This list changes quarterly. Stop by 2121 North Hall for a copy of the current quarter's list of tutors."
  • CLAS Economics/Accounting Drop-In Center: Student Resource Building, Room 3255. Covers Econ 1,2,3A,3B,10A.

Chemistry Tutors

Biology Tutors

Physics Tutors

  • The Physics Study Room (PSR)All TAs for Physics hold office hours [updated quarterly on webpage] in the PSR, Broida Hall, Room 1019, located on the first floor behind the elevator. The PSR is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday when classes are in session. During the summer, the PSR hours are reduced. There should be a TA in the PSR at all times, and any TA should be able to help you with problems in any Physics class. The PSR Fellows office hours until 6/03/16: Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 pm - 8 pm, Thursdays and Fridays from 5 pm - 7 pm.
  • CLAS Math-Science Drop-In Center: Student Resource Building, Room 3263. Covers Astro 1, Phys 1,2,3,4,6A,6B,6C.

Music Tutors

Engineering Tutors

  • College of Engineering Tutoring: The College of Engineering offers tutoring in engineering subjects not covered by CLAS. Tutoring sessions are organized at the students' request and are usually led by students from one of the engineering honors societies. Tau Beta Pi Tutoring page
  • CLAS Math-Science Drop-In Center: Student Resource Building, Room 3263. Covers ECE 10A,10B,10C, ENGR 3.


Private Tutors

  • CLAS Staff and Student Tutors - This is a great resource for any of the courses that CLAS supports, as well as courses like Math 8, PSTAT 120AB, and other upper division courses in math, physics, chemistry, pstat, economics, etc. The student tutors, and especially the staff employees, really know their stuff. However, if you want to solicit a private CLAS tutor, don't ask while they're working. A CLAS tutor setting up private tutoring while they're working is considered a conflict of interest by the university. (The tutor could get fired.) But, asking when they're not working is perfectly fine with the university.

  • ONDAS Tutors - Another great resource for private tutoring. Similar to CLAS, the tutors are hired based on their proficiency in a undergraduate course. ONDAS student tutors won't be nearly as good as the CLAS staff employees, but ONDAS student tutors are just as good as CLAS student tutors. ONDAS also supports a wider range of courses than CLAS, so if you're looking for a Math 8, psych, or communication tutor, ONDAS is a good place to look.

  • Victoria Kala - Math Grad Student - $40/hr - Math 34AB, 3AB, 4AB, 6AB, 104AB, 117

  • Joseph Ricci - Math Grad Student

  • David Cunningham - Pharmacology graduate -Chem 1ABC, 109ABC, MCDB 1, 101, 108

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